Mounted Posse Roundup is Saturday |

Mounted Posse Roundup is Saturday

Staff reports

If you ever get lost in the mountains or desert, you can bet that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse may be called in to help rescue you.

This weekend, Carson Valley residents can help the posse by attending the group’s second annual Roundup on Saturday at the fairgrounds.

The 1999 event will begin at 9 a.m. with demonstrations of driving reinsmanship by Penny Nicely, followed by mule packing at 10 a.m. with the U.S. Marine Corps from the Mountain Warfare Training Center at Pickel Meadow near Coleville, and at 11 a.m., Western and English riding techniques with Donna Hustace of Wellington.

That’s not all. Riders who want to learn more about grooming their horses are welcome to attend the demonstration by Samantha Deputy of K. C. Arabians, who will present “Groom to Win” at noon.

Brian Bell, a farrier from Wellington, will present “They Shoe Horses, Don’t They?” at 12:30 p.m. The mulepacking demonstration will repeat at 1:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m., Tom Casey of Carson City will show his working border collies.

All the demonstrations are free.

Also on tap during the day is the Cowboy Marketplace. Vendors include Bonanza Trailer Sales, Carson Valley Garden and Ranch Center, Bruce Clark Chuck Wagon, The Clothes Horse, C.O.D. Garage, Douglas High School Rodeo Club, East Fork Fire Protection District, FFA, 4-H Shooters Club, Dr. Gardner DVM, Barbara Gibbons, Great Basin Blacksmith, Cindy Harvey Clothes, Jan’s Gems, K. C. Arabians, Christine Moore, Nevada All Atate Trail Riders, SIERA Radio Club, Smith Valley Equipment, Tully Saddlery, US. Marine Corps Pack Team and Greg White T-Shirts.

The day ends with a barbecue at 6 p.m. and the Cow Chip Bingo Finale at 6:30 p.m. Jack, the Longhorn Steer, will make the final choice and the winner will receive $100.

Dancing to County Line will take place at 7 p.m. Evening dress is cowboy elegance, and there will be contests for the best dressed.

Raffle prizes include a saddle and art by Jan Rollenhagen plus much more.

Tickets are $12.50 for adults, ages 10 to 16, $10, and under 10, free.

Dinner and dance tickets are available at Uniformity and 8Q Ranch and Supply Tack Shop in Minden, and Carson Valley Garden and Ranch and Eastern Sierra Feed in Gardnerville.

The Douglas County Fairgrounds is located on Pinenut Road in Gardnerville.

For more information, call 782-4402.